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.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
14th Oct '12

There's a fauxtog on the beach right now. :lol:
Trying to have a shoot at noon. Its SO bright lol.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
14th Oct '12

Who is good with basic web design? I'm trying to make my site and I'm seriously about to slam my computer on the ground...

C.K.I Due September 10; 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
14th Oct '12

Well.. maternity pictures cancelled due to BABY! She went into labor this morning lol.

Mommy to 2 Silly Monsters 2 kids; Austin, Texas 4429 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting C&K:" Well.. maternity pictures cancelled due to BABY! She went into labor this morning lol."


Aww! Maybe you can get some newborn pics.

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting L✌J:" There's a fauxtog on the beach right now. :lol: Trying to have a shoot at noon. Its SO bright lol."


actually a good photographer should be able to make any type of lighting work so I wouldn't classify her as "fauxtog" just because she's on the beach at noon. I don't know her or her work but I think it's important to know how to get the good shots no matter what the lighting is.



btw I've done a number of shoots in full bright summer sun at high noon because that was the only time it worked (especially bridal couple portrait shoots including my son's and daughter-in-law's). At one shoot, I heard one of the spectator's making a similar comment about me (I didn't know what I was doing, I was using the wrong lens, blah blah ... some photographer that thought he knew so much more than me). I didn't let it bother me because I knew what I was getting and I knew I was getting it right with the light I had available to me.

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting C&K:" Well.. maternity pictures cancelled due to BABY! She went into labor this morning lol."


is she early or did she wait too long to book maternity pictures?

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" This was the best one from today. "


cute!
Was this for the charity shoot where they wanted an unreasonable amount of poses in a short time period? If it was, how did it go?

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
14th Oct '12

we carved out a jack o'lantern today.
Niklas was trying to be one too lol
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C.K.I Due September 10; 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" is she early or did she wait too long to book maternity pictures?"


I think she's like 37 or 38 weeks. I was only doing them for practice because I've been wanting to do maternity pics for a while.

C.K.I Due September 10; 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" we carved out a jack o'lantern today. Niklas was trying to be one too lol "


that's awesome lol

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting C&K:" I think she's like 37 or 38 weeks. I was only doing them for practice because I've been wanting to do maternity pics for a while. "


The first few maternity that I shot came in at 38 weeks all delivered 2 days after the shoot. That kind of freaked me out so now I try to get them in at 34-36 weeks so there isn't so much danger of them delivering before the shoot.

Mommy to 2 Silly Monsters 2 kids; Austin, Texas 4429 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" we carved out a jack o'lantern today. Niklas was trying to be one too lol "


OMW! I love that! What setting would I have to put my camera on to get a shot like that? What kind of lighting did you have?

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Mommy to 2 Silly Monsters:" OMW! I love that! What setting would I have to put my camera on to get a shot like that? What kind of lighting did you have?"


Thank you :)



I just had candle light. It's pretty dark already so there was not much other ambient light going on. And I edited the picture so I'll post the sooc so you get a better idea what it really looks like with the settings.



ETA: I purposely turned the lights off in the room because I wanted the lighting to be only candle light. I positioned him so that the candle from the pumpkin was lighting him a bit and added another candle quite close to him for more light on him. I had him lie on the table beside the pumpkin so that I could get his face at the right level for getting the pumpkin to shine on him as much as possible.



My camera settings were: f/2.8, SS 200, ISO 200
SOOC
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edited in LR4 and CS5
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Mommy to 2 Silly Monsters 2 kids; Austin, Texas 4429 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" Thank you :) I just had candle light. It's pretty dark already so there was not much other ambient ... [snip!] ... the pumpkin to shine on him as much as possible. My camera settings were: f/2.8, SS 200, ISO 200 SOOC edited in LR4 and CS5 "


Thanks Cheryle, We just got the kids 2 HUGE pumpkins and I would love to capture a great picture with them. Though it won't be as good as yours.:)



And IMO I don't think the SOOC looks bad but I love the way the edit adds more character to the picture.

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Mommy to 2 Silly Monsters:" Thanks Cheryle, We just got the kids 2 HUGE pumpkins and I would love to capture a great picture with ... [snip!] ... as good as yours.:) And IMO I don't think the SOOC looks bad but I love the way the edit adds more character to the picture."


I'm a big believer in photography and editing going hand in hand. I always take my pictures with how I want to edit it already in my mind which affects how I expose the photograph. I love a good SOOC but sometimes I purposely do my SOOC so it's not the best SOOC but it's the best type of basis for the edit I want to do yet.